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Sniper Instructor Course

3/2/2020 to 3/6/2020
When: Monday, March 2, 2020
8:00 AM
Where: Houston Police Department Police Academy
17000 Aldine Westfield Rd
Houston, Texas  77066
United States
Contact: Marco Lopez

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 Location: Houston Police Department Police Academy

 17000 Aldine Westfield Rd Houston, TX 77066


Time: 0800


Course Fee: $750.00


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Current/Active LE/Military only



SWAT LE Sniper Instructor Course


Instructor Bio:

Sean Harris has over 24 years of law enforcement experience with the Ft. Worth Police Department. Prior to this he served for 6 years in the United States Marine Corps within Infantry, Amphibious Reconnaissance and Scout Sniper. Sean is a 18 year veteran of the Ft. Worth SWAT Team which is a full-time team. He was the Police Sniper Team Leader and responsible for mission planning, sniper deployment and all aspects of the sniper program. Recently he has transitioned to the training academy to teach concepts of tactical force on force/reality based training.  He teaches large venue sniper deployment while actively deploying with his department.  He teaches a proprietary Police Sniper Team Leader Course he developed to train Sniper TL’s. He is Aerial Platform trained and is also a Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) for his department. Sean maintains instructor certifications in many areas but highlighted are areas of Police Sniper Instructor, Reality Based Training Instructor, 50 Cal Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor, Patrol Rifle and Pistol Instructor. 


Course Overview (TCOLE #3324)


This a Law Enforcement course designed to assist with preparation of seasoned police snipers in developing a curriculum and foundation for teaching their sniper teams the basics.  The primary goal of the Sniper Instructor Course is to enable students to safely instruct and train fellow officers in the use of the sniper rifle, scope, ammo, basic fundamentals, range safety, methodology of instructing, how to test and evaluate students and set up range drills.   There will be teach backs and max participation of on all shooting/teaching skills within the classroom and range.  Upon completion of this course, students will have necessary tools to take back to their teams in which they can begin building a curriculum for sustaining/building new police snipers for their sniper program. 



This is a 5 day 50 hour TCOLE program.  



  • Max of 16 students
  • LE or Military (credentials will be checked on first day)
  • Served as a sniper on a current SWAT Team for a minimum of 3 years. (Letter from SWAT Commander will be requested)
  • Be familiar and demonstrate proper safety habits throughout the course.
  • Understanding of internal/external/terminal ballistics  
  • Understand the all sniper rifle positions training and evaluate their peers/students. 
  • Knowledge of ranging and moa/mil conversions. 
  • Develop sniper rifle qualifications, implement, run and score for students.
  • Understand and be able to instruct all the shooting fundamentals covered in this class. 
  • Understand and employ proper instructional methodology while instructing and training. 
  • Students will be graded/evaluated on written exam, shooting qualification and teach backs.


Equipment (PER STUDENT):

Precision Rifle capable of a minimum of 1 MOA accuracy @ 100 yards (.308 .6.5  .223) 

Rifle scope with external elevation/windage adjustments and MOA/MIL reticle

250 rounds of preferred ammo

Binoculars / Spotting Scope



Sniper Deployment gear and equipment / BDU style pants/shirt

Ear & Eye Protection

Rain Gear

Sunscreen, Insect Repellent 

Writing Material, calculator, Data Books

Food and Water for each day of training


Payment Instruction:


The fee for the course is $750.00 Class size is limited, and all registration is done online.  We recommend all payments be completed online during registration.  If you pay by check make checks payable to TTPOA

Mail checks to – 7077 Perimeter Park Dr Houston, Texas 77041 Attn: Sgt M. Lopez

Any questions email

Marco Lopez marco.ttpoa@yahoo.com

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The TTPOA (Texas Tactical Police Officers Association) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence for SWAT units, fostering the exchange of information between agencies and members, creation of standards of training and to create & provide affordable training resources for tactical officers and teams.
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